Shady Brook Farms® is committed to the health and safety of our employees, independent family farmers, and customers. We are strongly focused on following approved health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have further questions about safety and handling, please contact us.
Shady Brook Farms®’s Response to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic
April 30, 2020
Shady Brook Farms® provides an essential service to the nation: delivering the food that nourishes people. As individuals, families, and communities around the world face challenges and uncertainty caused by the spread of COVID-19, our mission has never been more important.
We are working around the clock with our independent family farmers and our customers — the country’s food retailers and service providers – to continue feeding the world safely, and responsibly.
There have been minimal disruptions in our food supply chains thanks to the hard-working employees who continue to work safely in our facilities. Their health and well-being is our priority — they are the essential workers providing the food we all need to stay healthy and nourished. This priority includes many precautions we are taking to support our workers, including temperature testing, cleaning and sanitizing procedures, prohibiting visitors from entering our facilities, prohibiting international travel, limiting domestic travel, adopting social distancing practices and offering shift flexibility to keep our major facilities open.
We are working differently, but the values that have enabled Shady Brook Farms® to meet previous challenges haven’t changed. Our commitment to doing the right thing, putting people first and reaching higher will continue to guide every decision we make.
These values extend beyond our business operations, to the communities where we live and work. Vulnerable children and families around the nation are facing food insecurity like never before, and those needs are even harder to meet with widespread school closures. Working with nonprofit partners, we are supporting local foodbanks and developing emergency food boxes to help. Our businesses are also making contributions to support local and regional COVID-19 relief efforts in communities around the world.
Our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted by the virus, especially those who are sick and under medical care. We are inspired by the medical professionals, first responders, workers, and farmers in our communities whose selfless efforts are helping people around the world. All of us at Shady Brook Farms® offer our thanks and continued support.